December 7, 2015 5:29 pm
Updated: December 9, 2015 5:46 pm

City says sign vandalism is no laughing matter

A photograph of the altered construction sign on Gordon Road taken on Sunday night

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REGINA – A construction sign in the city’s south end raised a few eyebrows on Sunday night, and likely elicited a few honks.

The city sign on Gordon Road was meant to indicate┬áthe road would be closed between Albert Street and Richardson Crescent. However, sometime after 5:30 p.m. someone altered the sign to say “honk if you luv titties” [sic].

The message was corrected shortly after 9 p.m.

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The sign’s message is controlled by a pin-pad that is password protected. Norman Kyle, the city’s┬áDirector of Roadways and Transportation, said about 40 people had the password. This included full-time employees and casual employees from over the summer.

The password was changed on Monday morning and the city is updating their password protocol.

“It’s one that they do change regularly, but obviously not regularly enough,” said Kyle. “And that’s why we’re looking at a new system every time an employee leaves those passwords will be changed.”

Kyle added that pin pads are supposed to be protected by a physical lock, but there was no lock on this sign.

An internal investigation is in progress to identify the responsible party.

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